14 days in Cody, Billings & Rapid City Itinerary

14 days in Cody, Billings & Rapid City Itinerary

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Fly to Billings Logan International Airport, Drive to Cody
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Cody
— 5 nights
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Billings
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rapid City
— 5 nights
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Cody

— 5 nights

Preferred Gateway to Yellowstone

A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cody: Yellowstone National Park (North Rim Trail, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, get engrossed in the history at Plains Indian Museum, learn more about the world around you at Draper Natural History Museum, and stop by Cowtown Candy Company.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cody trip planner.

Washington to Cody is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Washington to Cody, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in July, Cody is slightly colder at night with lows of 58°F. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Billings.

Things to do in Cody

Museums · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Billings

— 3 nights
Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. Billings is known for nature, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, examine the collection at Moss Mansion, steep yourself in history at Yellowstone Kelly Interpretative Site, and admire the natural beauty at DanWalt Gardens.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Billings road trip site.

You can drive from Cody to Billings in 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cody in July: highs in Billings hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Billings

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Rapid City

— 5 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rapid City: Crazy Horse Memorial (in Crazy Horse), Mount Rushmore National Memorial (in Keystone) and Custer (Custer State Park, Wildlife Loop Road, &more). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel in the Hills, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Reptile Gardens, and make a trip to Dinosaur Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rapid City travel planner.

Getting from Billings to Rapid City by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. July in Rapid City sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips